COLBY COLLEGE

United States, Maine

Colby College is a private institution focusing on liberal arts situated in central Maine, established in 1813. The institution strongly believes that education goes beyond classroom teaching. Thus, it incorporates real-world research, experiential learning, and project-based problem-solving in its curriculum. The college offers to choose from 56 majors and 35 minors in American studies, art, biology, education, computer science, history, music, psychology, and much more. The students get the freedom to design their own independent major. The school houses three unique libraries, each having a collection of resources on humanities and social science, art and music, science, computers, and mathematics. The Museum of Art is an avenue dedicated to preserving, display, and interpret visual arts with a commitment to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art.  

Campus Life

The main campus of Colby College is spread over 714 acres on Mayflower hill and is near downtown Waterville and Kennebec River Valley. The college receives about 2000 students annually from over 70 countries along with nearly every state in the USA. The college provides accommodation to its students and the first-year students share their spaces with senior year students so that their transition into college life is smooth. The students run an organic garden, and the produce is used for cooking in the on-campus dining hall. There are over 100 clubs and organizations; dealing with music, politics, religion, services, and more. These help students strengthen and explore interests outside just academics. The students are also encouraged to volunteer and spend 32,000 hours annually in building the community. The college has pledged to meet the financial need of students, who demonstrate a need through the Colby Commitment.

Noted Alumni

Colby Connect is a digital platform through which the current students and alumni can communicate with each other about job opportunities, share industry contacts, and also mentor a current student. Some distinguished alumni names include Benjamin C. Bradlee Jr. is a reputed journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Ralph Bradshaw who is a professor of chemistry and has authored/co-authored nearly 400 scientific articles and edited over 18 books, and Gregory Ciottone who is a physician specializing in disaster and counter-terrorism medicine, among many more.